Archive: 09/28/2011

An easy guide to observing the Aurora

With the recent solar activity and the high possibility of more coming up, here is an easy guide to observing the aurora. An aurora is a natural light display high in the Earth’s atmosphere, caused by ...

Sep 28, 2011
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Spontaneous combustion in nanobubbles

(PhysOrg.com) -- Nanometer-sized bubbles containing the gases hydrogen and oxygen can apparently combust spontaneously, although nothing happens in larger bubbles. For the first time, researchers at the University ...

Sep 28, 2011
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Assessing California earthquake forecasts

In the study, UC Davis researchers compare seven different earthquake forecasts (including their own) that were submitted to a competition organized by the Southern California Earthquake Center.

Sep 28, 2011
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The arXiv at 20: a global resource

As the e-print arXiv of scientific publications celebrates its 20th anniversary, what started as an effort to "level the playing field" for researchers has created a whole new playing field on which the white ...

Sep 28, 2011
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